impassible vs impassable : Common Errors in English

About impassible vs impassable

“Impassible” is an unusual word meaning “incapable of suffering” or “unfeeling.” The normal word for the latter meaning is “impassive.” But “impassible” is most often a spelling error for “impassable” referring to mountain ranges, blocked roads, etc.

impassable Meaning(s)

  • (a) incapable of being passed

impassible in News

  • Officials: Wildfire near Fairbanks closes Parks Highway

    Thursday, 8 a.m. update: The Parks Highway is impassible due to heavy smoke. Travel is not advised. 8:50 P.M. update: FAIRBANKS—A wildfire halfway between Fairbanks and Nenana broke containment and
    on June 27, 2013 Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

impassable in News

  1. Mandatory Johnson County evacuations end; people return home

    The river didn't raise enough to actually have much flood damage. The reason people had to be out of their houses for two weeks was because the streets were impassable.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: KWWL Iowa

  2. Border security is the new idea

    Border security is this week’s life-and-death issue, crucial to progress on reforming our hideously dysfunctional immigration system. They insist a leakproof, impassable, impenetrable border is a must for national security and economic stability, an urgent priority demanding billions more, on top of billions already spent. Historically, this is a newfound interest. In the early years of the last ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Wenatchee World

  3. Pleasant Street awaits repairs

    LEHIGH Pleasant Street in Lehigh remains impassable about a month after a long, deep crack first opened in it.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Fort Dodge Messenger

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